CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte track and field team has announced its 2012-13 schedule, released on Wednesday afternoon.

The 49ers kickoff their indoor season on Dec. 1 at the Orange & Purple Winter Classic, hosted by Clemson. Charlotte will return back to action in 2013 as it travels to Birmingham, Alabama for the UAB Blazer Invitational, Jan. 10-11. The Niners conclude January with two consecutive meets at Virginia Tech.

Charlotte will head to Winston-Salem for the JDL Hilton Invitational on Feb. 1-2, followed by the Tiger Paw Invitational, hosted by Clemson on Feb. 8-9. The Atlantic 10 Championship will take place on Feb. 16-17 and will be hosted by Rhode Island.

The indoor season will conclude with three meets before the NCAA Indoor Championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 8-9.

Charlotte opens the outdoor season with a home meet, the 49er Classic on March 14-16 at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center. After a six meet stretch, the Niners will return home for the Charlotte Invitational on April 18-19.  The 49ers will also host the 2013 A-10 Championship on May 4-5.

The Niners will have three meets to prepare and qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary on May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C. The University of Oregon  will host the NCAA Championship on June 5-8.